Oct 11, 2009

Sunday Salon: Busy, Busy

My first time on the Sunday Salon! Got three new books from Hachette, which was truly a delight:

- Morning Sunshine by Robin Meade
- Friends Like These by Danny Wallace
- 9 Dragons by Michael Connelly

This week, I finished reviews of Nibble & Kuhn , Even Money by Dick Francis, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author by Janet Evanovich.

Then I tended to my long neglected garden blog, Wood Water Garden, and posted a few pictures of California flora. Hope gardening lovers will check it out.

My hubby and I went back to Blockbuster to start watching DVDs again: saw The Line and will try the comedy, The Ramen Girl, today. Hope it's funny.

I got through this week, plus went to one-hour classes for four days.

Interesting note: Only 29.7% of my blog readers are from the U.S. It's 37% from the U.K. and 35% from other countries. Go figure! Can I trust these stats from Alexa?

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Peter S. said...

Hi, Harvee! I'm so envious on the books you received from Hachette.

Harvee said...

Hey, Peter. Sorry you are so far away. Don't know if they mail internationally. But head on over to Book Blogs and ask the Hachette group! Let me know how it goes.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Those are some great books from Hachette. Enjoy. Off to check out you garden blog.

BTW....I love your blog's color scheme...very soothing and easy on the eyes.

Helen Ginger said...

You've been busy this week, reading, gardening, watching movies. I'll be looking to see what you think of Dragons. Speaking of looking, I linked back to see your review of Evanovich's book. I might keep an eye out for a copy.

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Staci said...

Enjoy your books and I'll have to check out your other blog!

Anonymous said...

Yea, free books :)
Interesting about your readership. I've never tried any kind of counter to break it down like that.

Mark David said...

And I can see you've been reading a book on writing again... Do you write short stories? I love short stories :)

Oh I just wish I can get books from Hachette as well. Did they send you Elizabeth Kostova's latest novel? I saw that they'll be releasing it this coming January and I'm just dying to get my hands on it. I'm currently reading her first novel The Historian and I'm loving every sentence of it, literally. She's so breathtakingly eloquent in the way she writes.

Anonymous said...

David: No, I haven't been writing short stories but it's something I could try some time. Wanted to write a memoir but started writing fiction instead (much easier, in some ways). Will have to see where and how far this work goes :) Painfully slow, so far.

Hope you get answer from Hachette re sending overseas. They may have international locations form which to ship.

Harvee said...

David: that anonymous comment just sent was from me. Hit the wrong send button.

Mark David said...

@Harvee: I'll try writing to Hachette then, thanks! I hope things turn out well for your writings. Perhaps one of these days you can let us read a draft :)

Mark David said...

I also want to venture into writing, particularly short stories. But I just don't have the time right now. Hopefully by next year I can finally put something together :)

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